Wizet

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Wizet
Private
Industry Game development
Founded April 1999 [citation needed]
Headquarters Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Products MapleStory, QuizQuiz, Heat Project, Kavatina Story
Revenue Increase.15 million USD per year
Number of employees
100
Parent Nexon
Website www.wizet.net (Redirects to www.nexon.net)

Wizet (Korean: 위젯) was a game development studio located in Seoul, South Korea. They reached commercial success with their hit game MapleStory and were absorbed into their publishing company, Nexon America. Nexon developed a franchise system and expanded its services to Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the USA, Europe, Brazil, and Vietnam. Eventually, Wizet reached the global world after having finished developing key features of MapleStory.[1]

In Nexon Japan's 2011 financial deck, Wizet announced that Maplestory 2, a 3D sequel to Wizet's hit game, is in development.[2]

History[edit]

Prior to joining Nexon America, Min Kim operated the successful launch of Maplestory as the Vice President of Global Business Development in Wizet Corporation. Min started his career in video games as a senior associate of business development at Nexon Corporation pursuing new business opportunities such as a social networking service, a board game business, and online game licensing, eventually becoming the Vice President, and later CEO, of the Nexon America branch.[3]

MapleStory[edit]

Main article: MapleStory

The expansion of Wizet to the Global world of MapleStory began in January 2004. The open beta testing began in September 2004. MapleStory is one of the largest MMORPGs in the world.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wizet". IGN. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Buzzi, Matthew (2014-05-23). "'MapleStory 2' Gameplay: First Trailer Of In-Game Footage Released, Shows Off New 3D Graphics & Features". Gamenguide. 
  3. ^ http://www.gdcchina.com/conference/keynotes.html#kim